Date of Birth: August 08, 1938
Date of Death: September 06, 2019
Duane A. Koep, 81, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona died Friday, September 6, 2019, at Banner University Medical Center. He was born to Leo and Gladys (Hagen) Koep, at their home, on August 8,1938, in Nidaros Township, one of seven children. On January 23, 1960, he and Barbara Trites were married in Rapid City, South Dakota. He served in the Army until 1961. Duane was a member Heritage Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting in Minnesota. He loved having time with the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren. He was always a gracious host to family and friends and he never met a stranger just a new friend. He always gave comfort and strength to those that were in need. Proceeding him in death were his parents , sister Rachel (Koep) Gulbranson who died on April 4, 2016 and brother Kenny Koep who died February 22nd, 2019. Survivors include his son, Mitchell (Joan) of Henning; a daughter, Debbie (Joe) of Phoenix; 5 grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Melissa, Jesse and Michael; 6 great-grandchildren, Hannalou, Olivia, Joshua, Cora, Atticus, and Cole; 2 sisters, Carol and Jeanette, 2 brothers, Jerome, and Mike.
Viewing September 11, 2019 9-10am Best Funeral Services West Valley Chapel 9380 W Peoria Ave Peoria, AZ 85345 Church Service - September 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm Heritage Presbyterian Church 5830 W. Greenbriar Dr Glendale , AZ 85308